Jul 30, 2013

Reversible denim now available at Queen Anne Dispatch

Stock up early on all your fall denim at local boutique Queen Anne Dispatch. In addition to tried & true styles by brands like Mavi this fall they will also be carrying reversible and coated denim by LA-based label Bleulab. The holiday line of reversible denim represents the "dual personalities" in people, for example, people who have both a business and artistic side, and people who want to quickly take their looks from day to night. The reversible denim comes in a variety of styles from light to dark, indigo to print, print to color, color to faux-leather, suede to foil, and more. And when you're ready to wash your new jeans, skip the traditional laundry route and head to your freezer instead. That's right, Bleulab denim is designed to be "freeze cleaned". Take a look at their "how-to" graphic below. 

Jul 12, 2013

Enter to win tickets to the Gilt City Seattle Warehouse Sale

Gilt City will be hosting it's first Seattle warehouse shopping sale on Friday, July 26th at 415 Westlake in South Lake Union. This not-to-be missed event will feature deep discounts on Gilt's top designer brands for men, women and kids. Some items will be marked down as much as 90% off retail! According to Vogue, Gilt City  shopping events channel the "online shopping phenomenon" and bring it offline where shoppers can peruse a curated mix of Gilt City brands right in their own communities.  The merchandise mix will include apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings including bedding, kitchen and bath accessories, home decor and much more from brands like Helmut Lang and Brian Atwood. In addition to an awesome assortment of merchandise guests will enjoy music by a live DJ, refreshments by Coco Cafe and AQUAhydrate, an on-site photo booth, and an on-site bar sponsored by La Marca Prosecco. The event runs from 5pm-12:30am and tickets to the Gilt City Warehouse Sale range from $5-10. Early admission access is already sold-out! More info at: http://www.giltcity.com/seattle/gcwarehousesea.

Jul 11, 2013

Bellevue Fashion Week tickets are on sale now

If you love fashion- mark your calendar now for Bellevue Fashion Week taking place September 25-29th. This year's line-up includes the 2nd annual Indie Designer Runway show sponsored by Fashion Group International, The Nordstrom Men's Shop and GQ Fall '13 Runway Show, and Front Row Fashion presented by Vogue. 

TICKETED EVENTSDon't miss out! Bellevue Fashion Week tickets go on sale June 24th at 12pm. 

Independent Designer Runway Show
Wednesday, September 25th  - Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 6:30 pm
Experience the Northwest’s unique fashion scene as The Bellevue Collection in partnership with Fashion Group International hosts the second annual Independent Designer Runway Show to feature eleven Northwest fashion designers. The event is 21 and over. VIP tickets are $75 and General Admission tickets are $50. 100% of the ticket price benefits the IDRS program.

Thursday, September 26th - Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 7:00 pm
7 pm – Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception
8 pm – Runway show spotlighting the best of the Men’s Shop collections, featuring local celebrity guest models. VIP tickets are $175, Patron tickets are $100, and General Admission tickets are $60. Purchase at detlef.com or by calling 206-464-0826.

Friday, September 27th - Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 6:30 pm
A stylish evening of cocktails and appetizers, a runway show of fall’s must-have trends, and Macy’s Beauty report by Benefit Cosmetics and Smashbox Cosmetics. The event is for all ages. Tickets are $50. 100% of the ticket price benefits Bellevue LifeSpring.

Saturday, September 28th - Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 6:30 pm
Vogue presents the fall trends straight from the pages of the magazine to the runway, offering insight on fall trends and how to wear fashions available at The Bellevue Collection. All Access ticket holders are invited to join the runway show team for an exclusive post-show cocktail reception at Suite Restaurant/Lounge. The event is 21 and over. All Access tickets are $175 and General Admission tickets are $100. 100% of the ticket price benefits The Moyer Foundation.

MEMOIR presented by SEVEN Salon
Sunday, September 29th - Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 7:00 pm
SEVEN Salon will define style during a highly anticipated evening of high fashion and raw energy where the inspiration... is you. Your hair is the one accessory you wear every day and it tells the world a story about who you are. Be front row, as SEVEN ignites the runway with alluring cuts and dramatic colors ranging from the classic to the avant grade. Front Row VIP tickets are $105 and General Admission tickets are $85. Purchase at SEVEN Salon locations and online at SEVENluxuryhaircare.brownpapertickets.com.

Hyatt Regency Bellevue is giving one lucky winner (and a guest) the chance to experience Front Row Fashion in style. The prize package includes airfare for two to Bellevue, a four night stay at Hyatt Regency, tickets to all the Bellevue Fashion Week shows, a $500 shopping spree at The Bellevue Collection, pre-event styling at Obadiah Salon, and a luxurious spa day plus lunch for two at Yuan Spa. Enter by visiting the Hyatt Regency Bellevue fan page on Facebook!

Getting excited for fashion week? Check out the video recap of last year's Bellevue Fashion week events. 

Jul 10, 2013

The Stock List: Horseshoe

Shop locally for all your summer must-have items in Ballard at Horseshoe! From dresses to easy tops, shoes and accessories check out what's in stock now!

Emilia Tank Dress by Susana Monaco

Jul 9, 2013

The Stock List: La Ree

Bellevue's La Ree boutique located just off main street may be off the beaten path but it's a worthwhile destination to shop for designer labels and must-have items for the season. Here's a look at what you'll find in stock now.

Veronica Beard Plaid Silk Tee (paired with a denim jacket)

Yigal Azrouel Crepe Georgette Top (paired with a crop jacket)

3.1 Phillip Lim Shirt Dress

VPL Maxi Dress

3.1 Phillip Lim White 'Pashli' Satchel Bag 

Iosselliani Fussed Stone Stacked Rings

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Boot

La Ree
11 103rd Ave. N.E. 
Bellevue, WA 98004

Jul 8, 2013

The Stock List: Sway & Cake

Heading downtown for a little retail therapy? Don't miss Seattle boutique Sway & Cake located on sixth avenue  next door to Nordstrom. Here's a peek at what's in stock now! Happy shopping!

Paros Blue and White Tunic by Sam & Lavi, $116

Kendall cotton lace shorts by Tart, $106

Ritual Maxi by Bless'ed are the Meek, on sale now for $90

Patricia Textured Jacket by Greylin, on sale now for $110

Harrison Silk Shorts by Rory Beca, on sale for $116
Roll on perfume by Miss Marisa, $72

Sway & Cake fans can also find fashion inspiration on Pinterest.com/Swayandcake

Sway & Cake
1631 Sixth Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98101
On Twitter @Swayandcake

Jul 2, 2013

Seattle menswear boutique Blackbird to close

Today in heartfelt email to loyal client and friends, Nicole Miller announced that after 9 years in business, Blackbird will close it's doors. The menswear boutique located in Ballard has been recognized by numerous fashion magazines including GQ and has successfully created a loyal fashion following around the globe. Here's an excerpt from today's announcement by Nicole:

 "In no way did I expect that people would take notice of my store, that Blackbird would win menswear awards, and that as I traveled the world, kids I met in other stores would freak out when I said that I owned a store in America called Blackbird.  The people were always the best part of this adventure.  The mission started out being about the clothes but quickly the people were what mattered most; to see them as who they are, to inspire them to take one step further than the last, and to let them know it was okay to be themselves.  I didn't know I would affect people.  I didn't know how much you people would affect me."

I know I'm not alone in saying that I'm sad to see it go. I cried when I read Nicole's email. Blackbird is a Ballard staple. Today is a sad day for Seattle Fashion. :( Say farewell to the Blackbird team on Saturday, July 7th from 5-10pm.

Blackbird | 2208 NW Market St. Suite 320 | Seattle | WA | 98107